After a three-day whirlwind cross country trip, we arrived home this afternoon at 1 PM. We left California at about the same time this past Thursday, and other than a short 6 hr overnight stay in Lake Tahoe we drove around the clock. For a three-day trip, it was very eventful, but the climax occurred this morning at 4 AM when my brother Ryan sent a picture of our new niece, Audrey Bree Mizuki Hoefen. We knew Makiko had gone into the hospital last night and were thinking about her all night, so we were relieved to learn that both she and Audrey were doing well this morning. So the stats, Audrey was born at 3:30 AM and weighs 6 lbs 10 oz. Welcome to the family Audrey 0.0, can’t wait to meet you tomorrow! Your Dad tells me that your middle name, Bree, is a derivative of Bret, so I’m honored that you’ll be carrying my name. You’re off to a great start in life, you have one amazing family, and two great older bros who are going to look out for you just like mine have done for me!
Ryan has promised to publish more photos of Audrey soon on their own blog (www.ryanandmakiko.com). Mike, he has also re-enabled comments, but I hope that doesn’t really mean I’m going to lose you; your work is far from done.